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Quick Strikes for Sunday, Oct. 9

The story of Vasilevskiy’s mask that will change colors in water.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six Photo by Jason Behnken/Getty Images

The Bolts

  • The Lightning wrapped up the preseason with a 3-2 victory over the Predators. Check out RC’s coverage if you missed it. [Raw Charge]
  • Technology has certainly come a long way for goalies. Two goalies, including Andrei Vasilevskiy will wear helmets that darken when contacted by water. [NHL.com]

The league

  • Bold statement: How the Flyers could (and should) finalize their roster by temporarily demoting Shayne Gostisbehere. [Broadstreet Hockey]
  • Peter Chiarelli made a statement this offseason for the Oilers. Here’s why it may not have work. [Copper & Blue]
  • The latest player Chiarelli shipped away, Nail Yakupov: Low cost, potential high reward. [St. Louis Game Time]
  • Jonathan Toews shows off his Cubs pride during the NLDS.

It's playoff time. #flythew

A photo posted by Jonathan Toews (@jonathantoews) on

  • Trocheck, Skinner, Arvidsson and Athanasiou: Four underrated players who may have a breakout season. [Sportsnet]
  • There are reasons to be excited for the Canadiens. Really. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • Key questions for the New York Islanders as they head into the season. [Newsday]

The game